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Brachyrhaphis rhabdophora  (Regan, 1908)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Poeciliidae (Poeciliids) > Poeciliinae
Etymology: Brachyrhaphis: Greek, brachys, eia = short + Greek, raphis = needle (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: ? - 8.0; dH range: ? - 8.5; non-migratory.   Tropical; 23°C - 32°C (Ref. 36880)

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Central America: Costa Rica.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36880)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Sides with up to 12 dark bars, more prominent on males and diffused or absent in females. Caudal fin margin yellow or orange, submarginal darkened band in males. Distal half of dorsal fin yellowish or orange; the margin of the fin is black. Anal fin yellow with a black blotch. The gonopodium is shorter (mean 30.4% of SL) than B. olomina (mean 32.9 of SL) (Ref. 36880).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

An insectivorous fish which lives in waters of low to moderate current velocity, rarely in strong current, from 3-540 m elevation; in temperatures 23-32°C. Inhabits midwater or near the surface in brooks and creeks; sometimes in shallow waters of large rivers (Ref. 36880).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Every 28 days, female gives birth to 10-30 young. Can be very aggressive, even to their own Young. This updates previous information from Ref. 26130.

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Lucinda, P.H.F., 2003. Poeciliidae (Livebearers). p. 555-581. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brazil. (Ref. 50894)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5002   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00289 - 0.01579), b=3.13 (2.94 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.40 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm<1).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .